/ ˈstætɪk; NAmE / adjective , noun
not moving, changing or developing :
Prices on the stock market, which have been static, are now rising again.
a static population level
( physics ) ( of a force ) acting as a weight but not producing movement :
■ noun [ U ]
noise or other effects that disturb radio or television signals and are caused by particular conditions in the atmosphere
(also ˌstatic elecˈtricity ) electricity that gathers on or in an object which is not a conductor of electricity :
My hair gets full of static when I brush it.
statics the science that deals with the forces that balance each other to keep objects in a state of rest
( NAmE , informal ) angry or critical comments or behaviour
late 16th cent. (denoting the science of weight and its effects): via modern Latin from Greek statikē (tekhnē) science of weighing; the adjective from modern Latin staticus , from Greek statikos causing to stand, from the verb histanai . Sense 1 of the adjective dates from the mid 19th cent.